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Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Endorses L’Italien For Congress

May 10, 2018 07:47AM ● By Theresa Gilman

State Senator Barbara L'Italien

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by Barbara L’Italien for Congress.)
ANDOVER, MA — The Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 17 recently announced support for State Senator Barbara L’Italien in the 3rd Congressional District race.
“Local 17 Sheet Metal Workers are proud to endorse Barbara, a public servant and working family advocate our members know well and respect. Barbara has been there for us, and there is no better person to be our next congresswoman,” said Director of Labor Development Neal Kelleher. “She’s the one who has proven her ability to fight hard for the best interests of working folks - and win.”
L’Italien has the most labor support in the race, with the endorsement of unions representing more than 48,000 members. Local 17 alone represents 2,554 members.
“I am proud of all the work I’ve done in solidarity with working families and the labor movement over my entire career. I’m so honored to receive so much support from the labor community for my campaign to stand up for the working class in Washington,” said L’Italien. “I am committed to fighting for a level playing field for all workers, and I look forward to working alongside these organizations as a congresswoman just as I have as a state legislator.”
Other labor union endorsements for L’Italien include:
  • The Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • The Massachusetts Coalition of Police (representing the local police in 216 communities)
  • IBEW Local 1505
  • IBEW Local 2222
  • IBEW Local 2321
  • IBEW Local 2325
  • UFCW Local 1445
  • OPEIU Local 453 (MBTA management union)
  • Lawrence Firefighters Local 146
  • Andover Firefighters Local 1658
  • Dracut Firefighters Local Local 2586
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